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A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage

, 1990
ISBN: 9781087796352
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A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage provides a rich collection of readings from original documents that will captivate casual readers and serve as a ready reference for professional historians. In A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage, H. Leon McBeth introduces his readers to the major figures and documents of Baptist history, but he goes beyond leaders and institutions to present the color and character of the Baptist heritage. No other single-volume collection of sources encompasses the kaleidoscope of people, denominations, and nationalities which comprise the Baptist heritage. From these voices from the past, readers can gain insight into the facts of Baptist history, and at the same time understand the events and emotions which motivated ordinary individuals to shape a tradition. Confessions, controversies, and colorful personalities await students—newcomers and professionals—who use this volume to continue their exploration of Baptist heritage.

A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage is the companion volume to Dr. Leon McBeth’s The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness, also included in this collection.

Save more when you purchase this volume as part of the B&H Baptist History Collection (11 Vols.)!

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Product Details

  • Title: A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage
  • Author: H. Leon McBeth
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 544

H. Leon McBeth is Professor of Church History at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Seminary, and received his Th.D. from Southwestern. McBeth has done additional study at Texas Christian University, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, and Oxford University. A popular teacher and frequent contributor to historical journals, McBeth is the author of numerous books, including The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness, also available from Logos. He has served as chairman of the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and president of the Southern Baptist Historical Society.

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